The intriguing Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) is diminutive but boasts a huge checklist for any visitor. Everything there remains personable and the atmosphere is remarkably relaxed.
A plethora of wildlife is found at its five National Parks, all of which are within 3 – 4 hours of each other. They are: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Hlane Royal National Park, Mkhaya Game Reserve, Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Malolotja Nature Reserve. Each one is unique and special for its wildlife, flora, rivers, mountains and landscapes. Accommodation inside the parks are comfortable and reasonably priced.
Adrenaline-boosting activities such as rafting, mountain biking, hiking and visits to ancient bushman paintings are worthwhile.